Journal Details
access type Open Access
First Published
03 Jan 2019
German, English, French
Journal Subjects
Cultural Studies, Cultural Theory, General Cultural Theory, Topics in Cultural Studies, Other Topics, History of Cultural Studies, General Cultural Studies

About the Jornal

SYMPOSIUM CULTURE@KULTUR is an interdisciplinary scientific open access journal, which is also available as a print edition from the publisher. It is supported and co-published by the Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin e.V. and the University Toulouse Jean Jaurès IRPALL (Institute for Multidisciplinary Research in Arts, Letters and Languages).
The journal SYMPOSIUM CULTURE@KULTUR aims to be the primary venue for scholarly exchange and debate among scholars of histoire culturelle/Kulturwissenschaften to facilitate the dialogue between France and Germany, while also welcoming researchers from other countries. A central concern of the journal is to discuss the different outcomes of the so-called "cultural turn" in German and French research. Each number offers articles, review essays, and book reviews. All of the articles are peer-reviewed publications.

Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin e.V. Institute for Multidisciplinary Research in Arts, Letters and LanguagesUniversity Toulouse Jean Jaurès

The journal SYMPOSIUM CULTURE@KULTUR aims at analyzing the recent gradual convergence between the German Kulturwissenschaften and the French études culturelles/histoire culturelle. Our ambition is to present case studies that illustrate epistemological foundations and question structural resemblances and differences. Establishing a dialogue also means examining the possibility of transfers and cooperation beyond spatial and disciplinary frontiers. We will present successful examples and delve into the reasons of their success. Reciprocal perceptions and transfers will be analyzed in the perspective of the potential transformation of concepts, and we will also consider the resistances and defensive positions that jeopardize or even prevent interdisciplinary cooperation.

Keeping in mind the core domains of research of the editorial team - German and French historians, Romanists and Germanists from Berlin, Freiburg, Potsdam, Dresden and Paris, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. SYMPOSIUM CULTURE@KULTUR will take into account as much as possible the principle of the "crossed gaze", looking at one's own identity with a foreigner’s eyes. This can yield a methodological surplus result, since it allows to question implicit research assumptions.

Our objective in the long run is mainly to nurture the scientific dialogue and the flow of information about the scientific output in the field of culture and cultural history in France and Germany, without excluding other cultural realms. We will strive to shed light on research that is often untranslated and receives little exposure beyond national borders.


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SYMPOSIUM CULTURE@KULTUR is a journal of the Leibniz Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin e.V. and the Institut de Recherche Pluridisciplinaire en Arts, Lettres et Langues (IRPALL).

Françoise KNOPPER (Université de Toulouse):
Dorothee RÖSEBERG (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin e.V.):; d.roeseberg@leibnizsozietä
Marie-Therese MÄDER (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Frankreich-Zentrum):
Caroline MOINE (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines):

President of the Scientific Advisory Board
Pascal ORY (Université Paris 1)

Assistant Editors
Roswitha BÖHM (TU Dresden)
Patrick FARGES (Université Paris Diderot)
Eva KIMMINICH (Universität Potsdam)
Alexandre KOSTKA (Université de Strasbourg)
Larisa SCHIPPEL (Universität Wien, Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin)
Sylvie TOSCER-ANGOT (Université Paris Est Créteil)

Scientific Advisory Board
Aurélie BARJONET (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines)
Jean-Louis BRETEAU (Université de Toulouse)
Hans-Otto DILL (Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin e.V.)
Wolfgang FINK (Université Lyon II)
François-Charles GAUDARD (Université de Toulouse)
Pascale GOETSCHEL (Université Paris 1)
Yves IEHL (Université de Toulouse)
Ralf JUNKERJÜRGEN (Universität Regensburg)
Anne LAGNY (École normale supérieure Lyon)
Hubert LAITKO (Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin e.V.)
Hélène LECLERC (Université de Toulouse)
Sylvie LE GRAND TICCHI (Université Paris Nanterre)
Sylvie LE MOEL (Paris-Sorbonne)
Ralph LUDWIG (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg)
Hans-Jürgen LÜSEBRINK (Universität des Saarlandes)
Jochen MECKE Universität Regensburg)
Matthias MIDDELL (Universität Leipzig)
Gesine MÜLLER (Universität zu Köln)
Jean-Luc NARDONE (Université de Toulouse)
Angela RICHTER (Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg)
Anne-Marie SAINT-GILLE (Université Lumière Lyon 2)
Christoph VATTER (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg)
Jean-Claude YON (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines)

Contact IRPALL
Christine CALVET (Université de Toulouse)


In addition to the support provided by the publishing institutions (LS and IRPALL), a grant was awarded by the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (volume 1) and by the CHCSC of the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (volume 2).

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Editorial Guidelines

SCK encourages submissions of original research papers exploring Cultural Studies and Cultural History in a French-German perspective – as well as in a broader realm. Book or exhibition reviews are also welcome.

Submissions should be sent as an e-mail attachment to the Advisory Board.

Articles should be no more than 27,000 letters long.

SCK only accepts articles in French, German and English. A list of 5 keywords and an abstract of 100 words in the 3 languages should accompany each paper.

Authors should use the guidelines for references and bibliography.

Open Access License

All contributions of SYMPOSIUM CULTURE@KULTUR are published under the Creative Commons licence BY-NC-ND Version 4.0 (Attribution - Non-commercial - No Derivatives). The complete licence conditions can be found at:

Open Access Statement

The journal is an Open Access journal that allows a free unlimited access to all its contents without any restrictions upon publication to all users.

Journal Details
access type Open Access
First Published
03 Jan 2019
German, English, French
Journal Subjects
Cultural Studies, Cultural Theory, General Cultural Theory, Topics in Cultural Studies, Other Topics, History of Cultural Studies, General Cultural Studies

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